Lebanon's power crisis pushes essential services to the brink



Kilometers long queues in front of gas stations, closed shops and entire cities going dark at night have become the image of the country's severe ongoing economic crisis. Especially since fuel consumption levels are growing to feed generators across the country as electricity is only supplied for 1-2 hours a day. As the government negotiates a deal to import Egyptian gas through Syria, businesses are struggling to stay open and essential services like water supplies and neo-natal care in hospitals are threatened on a daily basis.